The newest addition to the 135,500 gross tonne Costa Cruises fleet, the Costa Venezia, has arrived in Shanghai as the ship made its maiden call.
The maiden call of the vessel saw a group of VIPs take part in a ceremony on board the ship. Amongst the VIP guests was the Vice Mayor of Shanghai and executives from Carnival Corporation and the Costa Group.
Costa Cruises have announced the name of its next newbuild cruise ship which is bound for China when it debuts in October 2020.
The new 135,500 gross tonne ship will be named Costa Firenze and will be a sister to Costa Venezia, which will also operate in the Chinese cruise market.
Royal Caribbean International has taken delivery of its latest brand new cruise ship, Spectrum of the Seas.
The delivery ceremony took place at Bremerhaven, Germany on 11 April 2019. The brand new 169,300 gross tonne ship was officially handed over to the cruise line from the Meyer Werft shipyard.
Viking Cruises and China Merchants Group have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to launch a joined venture cruise line for the Chinese cruise market.
The deal was signed on 08 April 2019. It includes a wide-ranging partnership which covers product development, sales and marketing for the new cruise line, which will offer worldwide cruises.
Royal Caribbean International has revealed further details about its first Quantum-Ultra ship, Spectrum of the Seas which is due to launch in spring 2019.
The 168,666 gross tonne cruise ship currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany is being specifically designed for the Asian cruise market.
The steel cutting ceremony for Genting Hong Kong’s new 204,000 gross tonne cruise ship will take place at the MV Werften shipyard in Germany on 08 March 2018.
The ceremony signals the start of construction of the new vessel. The 5,000-passenger cruise ship is expected to launch in 2020.
Costa Cruises has announced that its oldest cruise ship in the fleet, Costa neoClassica has been sold and will be leaving the fleet in March 2018.
The 1,300-passenger cruise ship was launched in 1991. Costa Cruises did not state who the ship had been sold to.
Princess Cruises has announced that Yao Ming and his wife, Ye Li, will be the Inaugural Cruise Ambassadors for the cruise line in China and will officially name the new Majestic Princess.
The ceremony and official naming will take place on board Majestic Princess in Shanghai on 09 July 2017, as the culmination of weeks of celebrations. The celebrations will uphold maritime traditions as well as featuring traditional Chinese, contemporary Chinese and western-inspired cultural performances.
The newest and largest cruise ship in the Princess Cruises fleet, Majestic Princess, made its maiden call to Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore on 18 June 2017.
The ship arrived in Singapore, completing a 28-night cruise with started in Rome on 21 May 2017.
Norwegian Cruise Line has taken delivery of its latest new cruise ship, Norwegian Joy. The ship was delivered to the cruise line from Meyer Werft at a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany on 27 April 2017.
The 167,800 gross tonne Norwegian Joy is the latest ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class of cruise ships and has been specifically designed to cruise China and Asia.